Dean P.J. Lawton, QC

Dean P.J. LawtonDean Lawton, QC is a partner with Carfra Lawton LLP in Victoria.

Elected a Bencher for 2014, Dean is Chair of the Lawyer Education Advisory Committee, Vice-Chair of the Practice Standards Committee, and a member of the Act and Rules Committee, Truth and Reconciliation Advisory Committee and Adjudicator Code of Conduct Working Group. In 2014, he was appointed as a Bencher representative to the Continuing Legal Education Society's Board of Directors. He has also served as a guest judge at practice advocacy sessions for the Professional Legal Training Program.

Dean has been a sessional lecturer in civil procedure and insurance law at the University of Victoria; co-author of CLEBC publication Advising BC Business, Chapter 13, Insurance Basics 2006, revised 2008; past member of editorial advisory panel for CLEBC publication, CIVJI, 2008 revised; regular contributor to CLEBC programs; executive member (2001-2002), President (2003) and Treasurer (2004) of the Victoria Bar Association; and a member of Mediate BC since 2007.

In the community, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Greater Victoria from 2008 – 2014 and a member of its Finance Committee from 2012 – 2014. He is a former volunteer with YM-YWCA of Greater Victoria Campaign for Youth and volunteers with a local community residents association.